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plus get free installation, tv equiment and epix included. really? honest...no. say yes to more. call now. tonight, obamacare backtrack? breaking news from the president-elect's first big interview. what he's now saying after repeatedly promising to repeal and replace the law. all in the family. donald trump shakes up his transition team, into prominent roles. and demoting chris christie. the inner circle coming into focus. amazon refunds. the company ordered to pay back customers tens of millions of dollars. we'll tell y why. are one of them? deprescribing meds. awful those pills, all those side effects. more and more people are opting for something different. for some, surprising results. and legend lost. beloved singer/songwriter, poet and author
incredible legacy he leaves behind. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening. in his first public interview since winning the election, donald trump is suggesting a willingness to compromise on one of his key campaign issues, his vow to repeal and replace obamace. "wl street journal," mr. trump tonight is raising the possibility of amending the existing health care act. the shift in tone apparently related to s sit down meeting with president obama in the oval office yesterday. nbc's tom costello has late details. >> reporter: it may have been the face-to-face meeting that ends up saving parts of obamacare. nbc news has confirm a "wall street journal" port that during the meeting president obama asked mr. trump to reconsider one of
>> repealing and replacing the disaster known as obamacare. [ cheers ] >> reporter: now a change. trump says he's open to repealing or amending the law, and keeping key popular provisions like allowing childreon t stay on their parents' surance until they're 26 and requiring insure force cover pre-existing conditions. paying for that could mean requiring people to carry insurance. an obamacare requirement many republicans hate. >> challenge facing republicans is how to of repealing the affordable care act but keeping provisions that people support and are in fact helping millions of people. >> reporter: 22 million people today depend on obamacare for health insurance. with not enough healthy young people signing up, insurers are pulling out, and premiums are set to rise 25% on average next year, though offset by increased subsidies. >> even more than that, the deductibles are quite high. the coverage of doctors and pharmacies
we've been on a new plan here. >> reporter: outside of kansas city today, music pastor robby martini said he and his family can't afford obamacare or private insurance. >> whatever's going to happen can't be done fast enough for my family specifically. >> reporter: but even sarah hafacre who has complain good rising obamacare pmiums says she needs the coverage. >> i'm a huge advocate for receiving health care and for it to be equal for everyone. >> reporter: the challenge facing mr. trump and the congress -- figuring out what a replacement plan would look like. >> that would mean fewer people covered and with less comprehensive insurance. >> reporter: for now, the uninsured should still sign up, experts say. obamacare may just have two years left on life support. hospitals like this one in maryland are very concerned if obamacare is repealed but not replaced, they could be flooded with patients who need very basic health care but can't pay because they're uninsured. it's exactly what
>> tom costello, thank you. we're learning a lot of new details about the president-elect's inner circle as he prepares for a massive transition at the white house and across the power levers of washington. three of his adult children are in, plus his son-in-law who's been seen by some as his right-hand man. and getting a demotion of sorts is the former leader of the trump transition effort, chris christie. here's nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: a flurry of activity inside um president-elect started to figure out who will run his government. what was on the agenda today, please? >> transitions. >> reporter: what about -- are you -- >> giving advice. >> reporter: how about a.g.? >> just giving advice. >> reporter: this afternoon, trump's team announcing v.p.-elect mike pence is taking over the transition from chris christie, as campaign sources say pence has proven to be one of donald trump's most steadfast defenders. >> mostly grateful to
>> reporter: raising eyebrows on the team, trump's children, don jr., eric, and ivanka, along with her husband, jared kushner. >> it suggests there may not be the necessary separation between the business enterprise and the governmental functioning. it's very important that president trump separate the two because of the entanglements and potential conflicts of interest. >> reporter: today louder whispers surrounding chief of staff. the person charged with runni t house and navigating a path between the west wing and capitol hill. some in washington cringing at rumors of steve bannon, the former head of breitbart who made a career of attacking the gop establishment. >> it should be someone who is there not to please the president even though they serve at the pleasure of the president. they've got to tell the president what he needs to know, not necessarily what he wants to know. >> reporter: the trump team, many of whom are new to washington, have a lot of catching
seemed overwhelmed as they toured the white house and capitol hill. noting many of them have never worked in government before. this next three months, a trial by fire. trump is now getting classified presidential daily briefings, but so far his team has not reached out to the pentagon or the state department. the campaign asking for patience as it navigates the transition process. and tonight the trump organization is making it oicial beginning the process of transferring the portfolio of businesses over to donald jr., eric, and ivanka trump. >> katy tur, thank you very much. protests against the president-elect have begun to erupt in the streets of erica's cities for a fourth evening in a row. in scase demonstrations have turned violent. last night the president-elect himself took to social media to first blast then praise the protesters. we g morerom nbc's kristen weer. [ chants ]
night. in portland, oregon, demonstrators vandalized property, spray painted messages like "dump trump." police say the worst damage was done by a small group of anarchists. in all more than 20 arrested. early this morning, president-elect trump tweeted "love the fact that this small group of protesters last night have passion for our great country." a major change in tone from last night when he sounded more like candidate trump. "professional protestersincited by the media are this all ces amid some reports of racially charged actions across the country. in bucks unty pennsylvania, offensive graffiti found in the ss of two school bathrooms including a swastika and a warning -- if trump wins, watch out. fear setn i for some students. >> it's j an act against human decency. it doesn't really matter which side of the political spectrum you're on, it's not right. >> reporter: and concerns, trump's
trlas trickled down. >> discourse in this country has changed ver. and if you want this to be a country that you want to live in and raise your children in, you need to do something about this. >> reporter: trump supporter chris wooten says it's time for trump hself to condemn all the violence. >> i would like to see him come forward in the next 24 to 48 hours without a doubt and put people at ease. >> reporter: all the unrest underscoring a still deeply divided country. kristen welker, nbc news, washington. the riding into office on the strength of some critical blocks of voters including white women who went for donald trump over hillary clinton by a 10% margin. as our harry smith explains, some women weren't so vocal about their support before the election, but that is starting to change. >> reporter: terri gimple is having lunch with her grandkids. supporting donald trump wasn't something she was public about. you are out of the closet now? >> i'm out of the
over it. let's see what he can do. >> reporter: she voted r trump and against hiary clinton. >> i came to my decision because i don't trust hillary. >> he called everybody american, and that's what i believe. >> reporter: women for trump. ellen cox, a navy veteran and small business owner, was with trump almost from the beginning. >> i did not vote very a parish priest, and i didn't vote for i voted for someone who is going to take my country back and to protect all americans. >> reporter: the allegations of impropriety, his language, phony or forgivable say many of these women. >> he's a passionate, sometimes unpolished businessman. i'm a female, and i may have said worse things than trump's ever said. >> reporter: many trump women have a simple message -- it's
taxes. he's going to -- he's going to ease up on the regulations, the things that actually teamwork build an economy. >> reporter: college women for trump found speaking out sometimes meant being shouted down. >> it was disgusting, the names that they called me. it was worse than things that trump has said. >> reporter: ellen cox and the women for trump are more than proud of their vote and proud of the man they will soon call president. harry smith, nbc news, doylestown, pennsylvania. a federal jud has oered amazon to pay back customers tens of millions of dollars after the federal trade mmission claim the company made it too easy for kids to rk up large bills while were oennloaded for free. google and apple have previously settled similar lawsuits. nbc's miguel almaguer explains. >> reporr:he s rcourt'ing in attle couldost azon tens of llionsf dollars.
parents whose children downloaded games and de purchase without their permission. in a lawsuit filed against the e-commerce giant in 2014, the federal trade commission says, "many of these games invite children to obtain virtual items in context that blur the line between what costs virtual currency and what costs real money." amazon declined comment. apple and google have settled similar lawsuits. >> my reaction when i saw the bill was, you know, >> these or these? >> reporteorgan let her son niko play free video games downloaded from the apple app score. niko clicked on virtual money that cost his mom real cash -- $3,000. >> he knew that he shouldn't be doing it, but he had no concept that he was spending real money out of my bank. >> reporter: what's a parent to do? companies have implemented safeguards. yourself by tapping on
parental controls. >> i think that chileneed to have an undandinghat really cuency.cy is >> reporter: morgan was lucky. she complained, apple gave her her money back. now amazon has been ordered to reachut to eligible parents and o them a refund that could cost the company tens of millions of dollars. migu almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. a s d in the world of music as legendary leonard cohen. the singer/songwriter with the baritone that was so recognizable died at the age of 82. anne thompson takes a look back at his remarkable career that spanned five decades. ? suzanne ? >> reporter: the canadian troubadour in a fedora. ? you can hear the boats go by ? leonard cohen was a poet who became a
bills. ? to the end of love? his lyrics spare with melodies bob dylan praised as cohen's greatest genius. his most popular song, "hallelujah." ?? >> reporter: covered by more than artists. ?? ? hallelujah ? ? hallelujah ? >> reporter: plagued by depression, cohen's songs were intimate, dark, a spiritual. ? jesus was a sailor ? >> reporteans remembed cohen outside the new york hotel where he oe lived and on social media, sharing the poignant letter he wrote to his muse as she died this summer. "i think i will follow you very soon," he wrote. "i am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, i tnk you can reach mine."
influence spaed generations -- ? ldman's mask for you ? and genres. ? you'll be hearing from me baby long after i'm gone ? >> reporter: and the world will be listening. nbc news, new york. still ahead, a husband who couldn't even recognize his wife until his doctor made a life changing decision. the story that will have you asking, are you taking too many medications. confusion today on social media before ? music ? for your retirement, you wanted to celebrate the little things, before they get too big. and that is why you invest.
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we're back now with what is being called deprescribing. we know medications can be good for you, of course, but could you or someone you love be taking too many? studhowies slmost 40% of patients in their 60s are taking morehan five medications. so doctors across the country are embracing lower doses and few meds. some say the results are remarkab. here's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: nobody knows betty connor better thaner husband, john. a few years ago, john couldn't even recognize her. >> he didn't know you? >> he didn't know me. he asked where betty was. >> reporter: years earlier he had been in a car accident and was taking up to 19 pills a day to treat everything from sleeplsessnes to seizures. >> he was like the walking dead.
dose around-the-clock routine. a common problem with patients seeing various specialists, each prescribing different drugs. >> if a person starts getting over five medications, we really worry about polypharmacy and the interaction between the medications. >> reporter: dr. anthony ziza looked at connor's whole picture and gradually eliminated more than a dozen meds. a practice called deprescribing. >> all the sudden, john stopped john stopped having tremors. john's blood pressure stopped dropping. >> reporter: according to a recent list of 40 medications that could cause problems, doctors warn drugs like sleep aids, anti-depressants, and blood pressure pills can have side effects and drug interactions which can lead to confusion, dizziness, or falls. >> as people get older, their physiology changes, their metabolism changes, the way we handle drugs in our
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finally tonight, a tribute on this veterans day to the men and women who have bravely. after a week that left so many feeling angry and divided, today cities and towns throughout the nation came together to honor america's heroes. >> reporter: in a year that stressed the massive divides between america's bustling cities and sprawling countryside, toy both worlds looked an awful lot alike. streets filled with parades and flags and kids honoring the country's veterans.
of the game. we are the united states of america. >> reporter: it's a tradition on this day for american presidents to lay the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington cemetery. president obama did it for the final time today recognizing the solemn day so often follows a bitter campaign. >> the american instinct has never been to fin isolation in opposite corners. it is to find strength in our common creed. ?? >> reporter: similar sentiments were shared across the land from new york where 450-pound "the star spangled banner" soars over the george washington bridge to places like knoxville where john deere tractors carry the vets who carried our country -- ?? -- to the nation's capital where memorials paid tribute to those who selflessly served during times of war. >> thank you, america. >> reporter: thanks came fm former president george. w bush who's painting portraits o 98 wounded warriors. while washington got a visit from pennsylvania veteran
>> come on, tell the truth. are you excited, a little bit? >> a little bit. >> reporter: on this veterans day, a re-enactment of the iconic kiss in times square reminds us of the ideals that endure and ultimately through all our differees just how much we share. nbc news. and that is going to do it for us on this friday. the end of a long political season that has touched the range of people's emotions and beliefs and, at times, challenged each other. it's fitting we close out this week on veterans day. a fresh reminder of those among us who o a daily basis defend the very freedoms that ensure our rights to be heard and to vote. let's be grateful to them. enjoy the weekend, everybody, and we'll see you back here for a brand-new week on monday. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good night.
>> from milwaukee, this is today's tmj4 "live at 6". an invasion of privacy, a hidden camera caught spying on women in a kenosha bar's bathroom. >> extremely violated. >> charles: christopher is accused of putting the camera inside he worked at the bar as a deejay. investigators tell veronica macias he may have done the same thing at another business. >> reporter: he was hired at different bars in kenosha. th they're working to figure out if there were any hidden cameras here. >> just nothing you would have thought. he was friendly. >> reporter: employees at sullivan's place say he was a
on november 4th, the man who didn't want to wait decided to use the women's restroom, according to a criminal complaint. on the ground he noticed a pen and picked it up. >> brought it home, and when got out home they found out it was an electronic recording device. once finding out what it was, and seeing some of the images on it, i believe he brought it down to the police station. >> reporter: police believe from is seven to eight women who waed in and used the restroom of the you can see from this angle their visible making it difficult to identify them. the defendant said he got the idea from an iident at u line. several women have been recorded getting undressed in a locker room. >> extremely violated. probably more so because i know him, and i think a lot of people here ft like he was a friend. >> reporter: video from inside the bar captured the moment he set up a spy pen. employees are hoping all victims